Tag Archives: Rap

BRING THE BEAT BACK

Jurassic 5 – ‘Concrete Schoolyard’ (1999)

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THE WEEKND – LIVE AT COACHELLA 2012

Ok, so most people are losing their mind about the Tupac hologram performance at this year’s Coachella Festival in Indio, California.  Rightly so, I’d say – that technology is used to eerie effect with Makavelli himself seemingly parading the stage – larger than life.

However, another real coup for Coachella this year was the performance of Abel Tesfaye, or The Weeknd, as he’s more commonly known.  Having bust out 3 full-length records in around 18 months, Tesfaye has managed to remain enigmatic and on the right side of coolly reclusive in terms of his live output and public appearances.  A couple of modest club shows aside, Coachella is the first ‘big-time’ performance for The Weeknd, which will now be followed by a whistle-stop World Tour through the summer.

His ‘House of Balloons’ record is superb, and well worth picking up if you haven’t (somehow) heard it yet.

Check out The Weeknd’s full performance from Coachella in the video below:

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FROM WAY BACK : NWA ON ARSENIO HALL SHOW

See an interview and performance with NWA on the Arsenio Hall show from all the way back in 1990 – way before all of the beef with Eazy.

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RICK ROSS RELEASES NEW MIXTAPE : ‘RICH FOREVER’

Check out the new superstar guest-laden mixtape from Ricky Ross:

The mixtape, entitled ‘Rich Forever’ and featuring guests like Nas, Drake, Diddy, John Legend, Kelly Rowland and Pharrell amongst others, is available here.

 

 

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THE RAP BOARD

If you’ve ever whiled away some downtime with the Daft Punk soundboard for iPhone (and I know I have), you may be pleased to hear that there’s a new audio clip page in town – take a look at The Rap Board.  It’s a webpage (with a similar app coming soon) that features soundbites from the giants of the hip-hop world.  This page features a fine cast and it will hopefully get bigger, adding more rappers slinging ‘cash money’ on a regular basis.  You can email them (sorry, holler) direct from the page with any suggestions.   My favourite is the DMX bark! Grrrr….

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES ‘DO’ THEME FROM ‘FRESH PRINCE….’

Good for a laugh; check out hairspray loving glam-rock goths Black Veil Brides turn their hands to rapping in this video clip taken from Kerrang! TV.

The Hollywood-based band (where else?) have that schlocky Kiss look, which is always a big shout, if you ask me.  Somehow, though, I can’t imagine Gene Simmons & co. ever stepping outside their hard-rocking persona’s quite like this.

I guess they just don’t make them like they used to…

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